Presentation on theme: "Overview of PANGO The Pilbara Association of Non Government Organisations (PANGO) was formed in 2005 in response to concerns raised by NGOs at the increasing."— Presentation transcript:
Overview of PANGO The Pilbara Association of Non Government Organisations (PANGO) was formed in 2005 in response to concerns raised by NGOs at the increasing time and resources required to deliver services and the inadequate levels of funding provided by government to deliver these services.
Overview of PANGO The main aim of PANGO is to serve as the peak body for NGOs in the Pilbara by: - providing capacity building support to ensure the NGO sector continues to be vibrant, effective and sustainable in its delivery of services to the community (in particular the Indigenous community) both now (during the resources boom) and in the future. serving as a collective voice for representing the needs, views and concerns of NGOs to all levels of government.
PANGO services Identifying and implementing cost saving initiatives and strategies, including sharing of resources Facilitating capacity building support (i.e. professional development, governance, funding, advice, etc.) Facilitating networking among NGOs and between NGOs and other stakeholders Promoting the work of PANGO and its members Serving as a resource centre for information and advice, research, skills and resources Providing a range of consultancy services to members and non-members Serving as a collective voice for the NGOs in lobbying government for improved policies as they relate to the NGO sector.
PANGO membership PANGO currently has 30 members across the Pilbara, which provide basic human services to the Indigenous & disadvantaged communities in areas such as: - education, economic development, training and employment, substance abuse, health, housing and construction, women’s services, legal services, youth Whilst members are predominantly NGOs, ex-officio membership is encouraged from government and industry stakeholders to promote and encourage intersectoral collaboration and partnership between government, the NGO sector and industry.
Examples of achievements PANGO firmly established and recognised as successful model in Hedland for strengthening NGO capacity and improving NGO coordination and collaboration. PANGO in process of extending membership base Pilbara wide. Significant financial savings made through brokering of reduced insurance for NGOs and reduced fleet management costs. Regular NGO coordination and collaboration through PANGO meetings, with sharing of ideas, information, issues and concerns. Establishment of networks with government, industry and community stakeholders.
Examples of achievements Regular marketing of NGO services through free fortnightly advertisements in local paper. Development of comprehensive IT plans for several PANGO members resulting in successful submissions for funding of new IT equipment. Facilitation of financial management workshops. Professional consultancy services provided to NGOs and other clients, including policy/procedure development, strategic planning, human resource management, stakeholder consultations, etc. A number of papers/submissions prepared and forwarded to government at various levels on issues affecting NGO service delivery
How can PANGO support development of, access to Indigenous enterprises and groups? Access to Indigenous clients/groups through PANGO members. Promotion of services available through PANGO members, such as employment, training, economic development, cultural awareness PANGO has a wide range of support networks/contacts – including government, industry, community sector Professional development training Broker support for business development through PANGO consultants (including financial management, human resource management, governance) Joint advocacy on issues that affect service delivery of both NGOs and Indigenous enterprises, i.e. housing IBA Preferred Service Provider
Collaboration between government, non- government and industry to support PANGO PANGO needs additional financial support to be able to strengthen its own internal capacity to meet the needs of the NGO sector as well as provide support for Indigenous enterprises across the Pilbara. To do this, PANGO is looking to establish collaboration between government, non government and industry PANGO is, therefore, seeking sponsorship support from government and industry, which will be matched with contributions from the NGO sector (through membership fees) and PANGO through generated revenue. A sponsorship prospectus will be available shortly.